UKRAINE TO OBTAIN DOMESTIC PROPYLENE OXIDE IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2019
Propylene oxide pilot unit with capacity of 2700 ton per year is under construction on the site of KARPATNAFTOCHIM petrochemical plant (Kalush) in the Western Ukraine. This unit is to process the own-produced propylene. The start-up of the unit is scheduled for 3rd quarter of 2019.
The technology of propylene epoxidation with hydrogen peroxide is being implemented. This technology is environmentally friendly and does not have a significant amount of by-products compared to the chlorohydrin process or technologies of propylene epoxidation with hydroperoxides.
The technology development, design and manufacture of equipment for a propylene oxide pilot unit is carried out by the Ukrainian company TECHINSERVICE Manufacturing Group.
A special feature of the TECHINSERVICE patented technology is the use of acetonitrile as a solvent. Therefore, the process is called HPPOa. This technology has successfully passed the laboratory tests. For the epoxidation process, it is planned to use a TS-1 catalyst produced by TECHINSERVICE with its proprietary patented technology, the production method of which differs from the known analogues in that it uses the solid fumed silica as a source of silicon ions.
The first stage is a construction of propylene oxide pilot unit with a capacity of 2,700 tons per year. The second stage of this project is the construction of propylene oxide industrial unit with a capacity of 130 kta and hydrogen peroxide unit with a capacity of 90 kta at the site of KARPATNAFTOCHIM.
KARPATNAFTOCHIM is a modern complex in the production of petrochemical and chemical products and the only producer of ethylene, propylene, benzene, C9-cut, polyethylene and caustic soda, suspension polyvinyl chloride in Ukraine.
Company address: 4 Promyslova Str., 77306 Kalush, Ivano-Frankivsk region, identification number 201812272549.